Our Fleet




Chicago’s Classic Lady

  • Holds up to 250 guests (wedding max 200)
  • $1200 - $1400/hour
  • Extra-large upper deck
  • Two full-service bars available
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Chicago’s Leading Lady

  • Holds up to 250 guests (wedding max 200)
  • $1200 - $1400/hour
  • Extra-large upper deck
  • Two full-service bars available
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Chicago’s First Lady

  • Holds up to 150 guests (wedding max 100)
  • $1100 - $1240/hour
  • Formal salon sitting area
  • Two full-service bars available
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Chicago’s Fair Lady

  • Holds up to 125 guests (wedding max 100)
  • $1000 - $1200/hour
  • Upper deck perfect for dancing
  • Two full-service bars available
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Chicago’s Little Lady

  • Holds up to 80 guests (wedding max 60)
  • $1000 to $1200/hour
  • Popular for intimate gatherings
  • Open-air upper deck
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Lady Grebe

  • Holds up to 6 guests
  • $1550 for 2 hours
  • Premium beverages included
  • Perfect for VIP occasions
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Beverage Options

We carry a full premium bar and offer five bar packages with custom and upgrade beverage options to fit every need. Let us know how you envision your Chicago party cruise and our bar manager will help you craft an exceptional beverage package suited to your needs.

  • Steward Package$14 per person
  • Soft Drinks (Coca-Cola Products - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite), Juices (Lemonade, Orange, Cranberry & Pineapple), Iced Tea

  • First Mate Package$32 per person
  • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer (Miller Lite, Revolution Craft Beer), Summer Wines (Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Pinot Noir)

  • Captain Package$36 per person
  • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer (Corona, Blue Moon, Coors Light, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Right Bee Cider), Summer Wines, Barton Vodka, Gin, Rum & Whiskey, Montezuma Tequila, McCormick Raspberry Vodka, Calypso Coconut Rum

  • Commodore Package$40 per person
  • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer, Summer Wines, Tito’s Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Myers’s Dark Rum, Espolòn Tequila, Dewar’s Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Templeton Rye Whiskey, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

  • Admiral Package$46 per person
  • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer, Wines (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Merlot), Korbel Champagne, Grey Goose Vodka, Tito’s Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Hendrick's Gin, Bacardi Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Myers’s Dark Rum, Don Julio Tequila Blanco, The Macallan Double Cask Scotch 12 Year, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Templeton Rye Whiskey

Bar Basics

  • One complimentary bartender included for up to 70 guests
  • Additional bartender fees apply based on guest count
  • One bartender maximum on Little Lady
  • Additional beverage options and enhancements available
  • Cash and consumption bars available on select days and times, please inquire
  • All packages provide open bar service

Package + Upgrade Options

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Catering Options

  • Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
  • Cafe Ba-ba-reeba logo

    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is Chicago's original Spanish restaurant, featuring authentic Spanish cuisine including tapas, pintxos (bite-sized appetizers) and the classic rice dish, paella. The menu is designed for guests to share, and experience a variety of tastes and flavors.

    Contact: Katie Lamb
    (773) 935-5000
    klamb@leye.com
    cafebabareeba.com

    View sample dinner menu
    View sample lunch menu

  • Mon Ami Gabi
  • Mon Ami Gabi

    Mon Ami Gabi's offers a contemporary take on classic French cuisine, featuring a variety of sweet and savory passed canapés served in small portions, allowing you to explore all the different flavors of France.

    Contact: Jessica Cavanah
    (773) 935-5000
    jcavanah@leye.com
    monamigabi.com

    View sample dinner menu
    View sample lunch menu

  • Entertaining Company
  • Entertaining Company

    With their artistic presentation, seamless execution and unwavering attention to detail, Entertaining Company appeals to people who appreciate an artful approach to cuisine.

    Contact: Denise Robinette
    (312) 406-9757
    denise@entertainingcompany.com
    entertainingcompany.com

    View sample menu

  • Harry Caray’s Catering & Events
  • Harry Caray's logo

    Named for the late renowned baseball announcer, Harry Caray’s offers unparalleled service, whether you choose Italian, Southwestern, Backyard BBQ or Steakhouse classics.

    Contact: Martha Link
    (312) 595-8063
    martha@harrycarays.com
    harrycarays.com

    View sample menu

  • Summer House Santa Monica
  • Summer House Logo

    Summer House Santa Monica presents an escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast. The menus are California inspired and focus on locally sourced ingredients, market-driven dishes, and seasonal specialties.

    Contact: Helen Tsilora
    (773) 634-4100
    htsilora@leye.com
    summerhousesm.com

    View sample dinner menu

  • Gino’s East
  • Ginos East

    Gino's East is famous for our Chicago Style Deep Dish pizza. With our rich, chunky tomato sauce and gooey mozzarella cheese, these pizzas will make memories! We also offer other salad, classic sandwiches, and pasta options. Our catering representative will be happy to help you create a custom menu for your group.

    Contact: Nikita Lovelady
    (312) 266-3337
    nlovelady@ginoseast.com
    ginoseast.com

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Excellence and experience

We enjoy long-term relationships with acclaimed gourmet catering partners who are committed to crafting a menu inspired by you. French, Italian, Spanish, steakhouse or finger food - you choose the menu, knowing the results will always be delicious! Excellence and experience are the keys to our success—and the success of your event. We're one of the most unique Chicago private party locations, and we have the food and service to match.

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Preferred Vendors

Enhance Your Evening With These Recommended Vendors

  • Photo & Video
  • Becky Brown Photography
    A Chicago based wedding photographer who specializes in modern weddings.
    773-609-2778
    becky@beckybrownphotography.com
    beckybrownphotography.com

    Couple of Dudes Photography 
    A collective of like-minded creatives offering excellent photography and affable personalities at your event. It's like adding a friend to your guest list!
    Contact: Joe Tighe
    312-480-6956
    info@coupleofdudes.com
    coupleofdudes.com

    Dennis Lee Photography
    A native Chicagoan with an eye for catching the moment that tells the story.
    773-321-6463
    info@dennisleephoto.com
    dennisleephoto.com

    Fotio
    Fotio looks like a vintage camera and has a real-time slideshow instead of print-outs.
    Contact: Nick Harvey
    309-657-3674
    info@fotio.co
    fotio.co

    George Street Photo & Video
    Receive a photo and video package that will capture your memories forever. Contact for an exclusive George Street Photo & Video offer.
    866-831-4103
    info@georgestreetphoto.com
    georgestreetphoto.com

    Greenkey Photography & DJ Services
    We specialize in Engagement, Wedding, and Family Photography, as well as DJ Services for your big day.
    773-663-0510
    info@greenkeyphotography.com
    greenkeyphotography.com

    Jana Blue Photography
    Intimate and minimalist style focusing on those subtle and mysterious elements that invoke feelings of magic and awe.
    224-489-2815
    janabluephotography@gmail.com
    janabluephotography.com

    MERLO MEDIA
    Arrange a photobooth to let your guests take home a fun memento of your event.
    773-859-9999
    dan@merlomedia.com
    merlomedia.com

    Prudence Photography
    Our vibrant work is a testament to our years of experience in capturing priceless moments that won't cost you an arm and a leg. We are very flexible with pricing and can offer a great discount when you book photo and video!
    Contact: Ty Acierto
    773-562-9476
    tyroneacierto@gmail.com
    prudencephotography.com

    Tamar Productions
    For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
    Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
    773-880-1000
    mackenzie@tamarproductionsinc.com
    tamarproductionsinc.com

    Ueda Photography
    Fresh, discreet, photojournalistic coverage for your event.
    Contact name: Romulo Ueda
    608-228-7770
    click@uedaphotography.com
    uedaphotography.com

  • Decor & Flowers
  • Cattails Florist
    Contact: Lisa Atterberry
    773-486-1621
    cattailsflowers.com

    The Festive Frog
    The Festive Frog provides unique tabletop rental solutions, for an elevated aesthetic. Offerings including a vast array of fine china, flatware & gorgeous vintage barware. We like to think of our tabletop rentals not only as functional but also as exciting & memorable decor for your event.
    Contact: Kendell DeBoom
    847-987-1711
    kendell@thefestivefrog.com
    or: Jane McClenahan
    847-769-4335
    jane@thefestivefrog.com
    thefestivefrog.com

    Flowers for Dreams
    Wedding and event company that hand curates flowers at local markets each day to create fresh, unique bouquets and arrangements. Every purchase benefits a local charity.
    Contact: Michael Zucker
    312-620-1410
    michael@flowersfordreams.com
    flowersfordreams.com

    Luxe Productions
    Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
    Contact: Jamie Grossman
    312-898-1752
    jamie@luxeproductions.com
    luxeproductions.com

    Mariano's (Lakeshore East) Florist Department
    Beautiful flower arrangements and event centerpieces for every budget, delivery available.
    312-228-1349
    333 E. Benton Place
    marianos.com

    Tamar Productions
    For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
    Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
    773-880-1000
    mackenzie@tamarproductionsinc.com
    tamarproductionsinc.com

  • Entertainment
  • Aloha Chicago
    Greet your guests with leis, hula dancers, Polynesian fire dancers and more with Aloha Chicago.
    847-910-2254
    alohachicagoe@yahoo.com
    alohachicago.com

    Arlen Music Productions
    Arlen Music is a Chicago-based entertainment company that specializes in providing live customized music for special events. Winner of the 2015-2018 Best Band by Make It Better Magazine, Arlen Music is recognized as the leader and trendsetter within the Chicago special event industry.
    847-869-8826
    info@arlenmusic.com
    app.arlenmusic.com/arlen-music-productions

    DJ Dustin Harris
    DJ for weddings, private parties, and clubs.
    Contact: DJ Dustin Harris
    312-405-0323
    dustinharris312@gmail.com
    dustinharris.biz

    DJ Greg Corner
    The Chicago-based DJ who played President Barack Obama’s 50th birthday party at the Aragon Ballroom.
    Contact: DJ Greg Corner
    djgregcorner@gmail.com
    greg-corner.com

    DJ Tess
    DJ for private events.
    djtess.com

    Felix and Fingers
    Dueling pianos bring the fun!
    (815) 245-3623
    info@felixandfingers.com
    felixandfingers.com

    Greenkey Photography & DJ Services
    We specialize in Engagement, Wedding, and Family Photography, as well as DJ Services for your big day.
    773-663-0510
    info@greenkeyphotography.com
    greenkeyphotography.com

    Green Line Talent
    Green Line Talent is female-owned boutique DJ and Musician Agency. We are super hands-on, and hire our DJs and solo musicians, not only because they're talented, but because they are actually the kind of people we wouldn't mind having at our own parties! And since Sounding Good is just as important as Doing Good, we donate a portion of our profits each year to animal rescue. Planning a wedding and not sure where to start? If you haven't yet, take our Quiz, and we'll send over some suggestions.
    312-248-3505
    info@greenlinetalent.com
    greenlinetalent.com

     

    HYE Demand Entertainment
    We are Chicagoland's premier entertainment company specializing in providing a unique, memorable and individual experience to take your event to the next level with our DJ's, Radiant Photobooths, Photographers and more. From preparation, inception to execution, we will be on point to help and guide you to your perfect event or project. 
    847-915-2372 

    hdechicago.com 
    bookings@hdechicago.com 

    Josh Holmes
    Guitar and Vocals. Watch the video to see Josh perform on Chicago's Classic Lady!
    Contact: Mary Rothe
    312-371-9001
    mary@artistsandevents.com

    KIEFFER Photography & DJ Services
    Ensure memorable photographs and enlivening music from one trusted vendor.
    312-543-3501
    kiefferphotography@gmail.com
    kiefferphotography.com

    Mac Dralle
    New aged folk Americana - guitar & vocals.
    Contact: Mac Dralle
    847-732-0922
    dralleaxis@gmail.com
    macdralle.com

    Luxe Productions
    Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
    Contact: Jamie Grossman
    312-898-1752
    jamie@luxeproductions.com
    luxeproductions.com

    Paris Swing
    Lively, elegant and fun swing band using 3 to 7 pieces for cocktails, dinner, and dancing.
    Contact: Eddie Harrison
    708-218-4208
    eddie@jumpstars.com
    parisswing.net

    Tamar Productions
    For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
    Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
    773-880-1000
    mackenzie@tamarproductionsinc.com
    tamarproductionsinc.com

    True Sounds Entertainment
    We're an award-winning DJ company on a mission to provide the best Wedding DJ service. We have an attractive DJ setup, are committed to using the highest quality gear, always carry onsite backup gear and are continually improving and growing as a company.
    Contact: DJ Sammy
    708-913-3115
    dj@truesoundsentertainment.com
    truesoundsentertainment.com

    U.S. Poker & Casino
    Casino night parties are a great way to entertain your employees, attendees, and guests for a fun night out they'll be sure to remember.
    Contact: Jeff Durocher
    888-525-7183
    jdurocher@uspokerseries.com
    uspokercasinoparties.com

  • Transportation
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    Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
    Classic and festive transportation for weddings, parties, and events with charismatic and professional guides.
    Contact: Walt Chadick
    773-648-5000
    chicagotrolley-charter@coachusa.com
    coachusa.com/chicagotrolley/

    Mid-America Charters
    Charter buses to transport your group safely and comfortably.
    Contact: Rob & Kara Bingham
    800-323-0312
    bus-charter.com

  • Wedding Services

  • Wedding Planners

    Backyard Soiree Weddings and Events
    Serving the Midwest and beyond for 20+ years. We reverently promise a joyful journey to I Do and gladly guarantee your best day ever.
    Contact: Kelly Delamater | Owner, Lead Planner and Designer
    815-703-0006
    k.delamater@comcast.net
    backyardsoiree.com

    Crystal Williams
    Day-of onsite wedding coordinator.
    708-674-2458
    crystalwilliams072@gmail.com

    Ceremony Clergy

    Rev. Dr. Christine Vogel
    773-318-1983
    cvogel.vogel@gmail.com

    Rev. Daniel Harris
    chicagomarriage@gmail.com

    Wedding Cakes

    Bittersweet Pastry Shop
    Beautiful wedding cakes, as well as delicious sweet table options, with delivery available.
    Contact: Nancy Drogosz
    Office: 773-929-1131 Mobile: 773-999-0303
    nancy@bittersweetpastry.com
    bittersweetpastry.com

    Nothing Bundt Cakes
    Creative, budget-friendly wedding cakes that can be delivered.
    Contact: Katie Bein
    773-697-9263
    katie.bein@nothingbundtcakes.com
    nothingbundtcakes.com

    Sweet Mandy B's
    Delicious cakes, cupcakes & more available for pickup or delivery
    773-244-1174
    sweetmandybs.com

Our Recommendations

Chicago's First Lady Cruises has long-term relationships with these excellent vendors as added options for your special private party cruise aboard our fleet. You don’t need to use these specialists to enhance your Chicago dinner cruise or private corporate event; however, we are familiar with their work and can recommend their services.

Make part of your private party cruise a Chicago architecture tour when you add the insight of a certified volunteer docent of the Chicago Architecture Center to your evening for an additional donation.

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